Le Bec Fin
Le Bec Fin
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Le Bec Fin

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebecfin.com/
  • Phone: (215) 567-1000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:00

    Brunch: Sundays - 11:00-3:00

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 - 10:00

    Closed Sundays after Brunch and Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Chef de Cuisine Steve Eckerd
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Le Bec Fin is well versed in ourside catering, having Chefs cook at Private residences or doing off-site events. Please contact contact our Special Events Manager, Shannon Corin (scorin@lebecfin.com) for inquiries regarding off-site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: From 10 to 150 guests, Le Bec Fin continues its 40 year reputation for the ultimate address for exceptional French cuisine and luxurious dining in the heart of Philadelphia"s Center City. Whether your event in business or pleasure, our management team can customize any detail to meet your needs. We are comfortable working with nearly any budget and look forward to making your next private event memorable
  • Private Party Contact: Shannon Corin 2155671000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th/16th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary for Le Bec Fin diners after 6PM daily. Out Valet is located at the corner of Sydenham St (which is between 15th and 16th St.) and Walnut, diagonally across the street from the restaurant on the left hand side of the street. It is marked by a Le Bec Fin sign. At lunch, we validate parking at the garage located between 16th and 17th streets on Chancellor St. Please call us if you have any questions!
A word from Le Bec Fin
Le Bec Fin, the quintessential Philadelphia dining destination, continues to wow diners after 43 years. Its classic elegance is unmatched as this historic landmark still offers some of the finest cuisine in the country. Diners may choose from a four or eight course prix-fixe menu at dinner (three and five courses at lunch). All menus offer options to meet the tastes of every palate.
Each night, the cozy bar offers inspired cocktails by Barman Bradford Lawrence. It serves an a la carte menu that allows diners to reminisce about their last trip to one of France's amazing casual bistros. It is the best place in the city for an ice-cold, expertly crafted Martini or Manhattan and a delicious meal or shared plate with friends. Le Bar serves food until midnight, Thursday-Saturday.
Le Bec Fin is also a perfect private event destination where party-goers can find an intimate experience in the Mezzanine dining area at nearly any budget.
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Le Bec Fin reviews from OpenTable diners
  • We were fortunate to enjpy
    JoeandLisa
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We were fortunate to enjpy our Anniversary there this past Saturday and it was their last day of business, It was a bittersweet time. Best Wishes to the Staff and Chef Steven, Thank you for the memories! Bon Soire mon amie!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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  • The food and service were
    RA45VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    The food and service were top notch and the wine list is perhaps the best I've ever seen.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad to see Le Bec Fin close
    joyce
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    French dining isn't what it used to be. At least not in Philly. My husband enjoyed his meal and I was delighted to have my vegetarian lunch. The wait staff was experienced and warm. Kudos for a wondeful send off!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
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  • Special Treat
    SueH
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    We ordered the chef's tasting and thoroughly enjoyed each selection. The presentation was exquisite. So sorry that this restaurant is closing.
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    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodbye and Thanks
    david7VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Still a fabulous experience with memorable food, fine wines.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exactly what we were looking for.
    jdroyer
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We used a few life milestones to justify dinner at Le Bec Fin (buying a house, expecting a child...the usual), but mainly we went in order eat there before it closes down. A few weeks left before this legendary establishment becomes history. The food - The pork belly appetizer basically melted in my mouth, and my wife loved her escargot. The entrees were also delicious (if a bit slow in coming out) - lamb saddle for me, lobster for the wife. I ate as slow as I could to make it last, and loved every bite. Dessert was the latte mousse and banana cake.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Last Supper
    howard2VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    As the multi-decade run of Le Bec Fin comes to an end, we had to go one more time. There is nothing else in Philadelphia, or most other places, to compare to the exquisite dining experience of LBC. Even the amuse bouche is deliciously thought out and presented; not complicated, just excellent. I could go on and on, however it has all been said. Certainly a one of a kind here and to be sorely missed. Thanks for the sumptuous, sensuous, and special memories...merci beaucoup et au revoire!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Hungry at Le Bec Fin
    sharkey
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Very disappointed in the portion and taste of the food at Le Bec Fin. When we walked into the restaurant we were warmly greeted and we were very pleased with the beautiful restaurant. The waiters were very attentive and pleasant, however, the food left much to be desired. I wan not pleased with the selection on the lunch menu it was mostly fish even the pasta was served with mussels. I choose the chicken but it was a very small portion of boneless chicken breast and it had no taste and was tough. I have now experienced a rubber chicken.
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  • One of a kind
    twoteachers
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    It is so sad that this restaurant is closing. It is truly unique, the service is superb and the food outstanding. I've decided its not the restaurant, its the clientele that are lacking. Most people today don't appreciate the substance of amazing food prep and service. They don't deserve Le Bec Fin. Just look at the parking lots of chain restaurants. I knew the lights should be turned off forever, when a couple came in with a stroller and a new born, amd preceded to order the prix fixe menu/ Thank the gods we were on our coffee and home made chocolates course. Such sadness to see this fine restaurant close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Glad I got to say good bye...closing June 15th and it didn't disappoint.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Awesome lunch! Not to be missed!
    SeattleSwedeVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Went to Le Bec Fin for lunch on a recent trip to Philadelphia. Ordered the five course tasting menu and it was spectacular! Wonderful and creative preparations; the best ingredients; and beautifully presented; each bite was something to be savored. The service was perfect in every way--attentive without being overbearing. If I lived in Philadelphia, I would have lunch there on once a week! Sadly, Le Bec Fin will be closing June 15th after 41 years. It's a treasure not to be missed! If I lived
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good food quality with
    gardel
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    A very good food quality with a very good and equilibrated menu
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • End of an Era
    Greg
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Le Bec Fin bows out shortly after a long run. The meal was a well served piece of French Cuisine. Each dish was tasty, but as is always the case, a doggy bag is not required to take home"leftovers". The portions were "French" but the taste was exquisite. I attended for an anniversary meal and the location/service/meal made the event memorable. I will miss this restaurant when it shouts its doors.
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  • Trip Down Memory Lane
    Muriel
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    My late husband and I loved to dine at Le Bec Fin. I was sad to know that it was closed for awhile, but delighted to know it had reopened. It was a must visit on a recent trip back to Philadelphia. The wine list was extensive, the service correct and the food prepared to perfection. It was all delicious but I must single out the asparagus - the best I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quick bite?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Le Bec Fin is a wonderful spot for a quick, inexpensive bite to eat. My husband and I came up with the idea to dine here on a whim, and it was a great spur-of-the-moment choice. I mean really, who makes dinner reservations three months in advance? Not us homie. As a refined individual who eats escargot and fragua practically every day, I found these items to be repetitive. However, I bet if they loosened their collars a bit, they could make a bangin burger. Extra truffles? Only with a side of tater tots, please. I'm classy.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuisine was superb, yet service
    SkipVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Cuisine was superb, yet service was a bit plebeian for a restaurant with such a wonderful history and reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great service and food
    Mike
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Fantastic experience. First time here and the service and food exceeded my expectations. Too bad they're closing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish there was more
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    We went to Le Bec Fin following my daughter's college graduation. We were a party of 8 and had a wonderful table. I checked the menu before finalizing my booking and was under the impression that there was a choice between a Prix Fixe menu or a l carte. However, when we arrived and were given the menus, there was only the Prix Fixe menu. That was disappointing as I would have preferred more choices and frankly, if I had known, we would have gone somewhere else. We had two young teens with us and a couple of picky eaters and this was just not the appropriate venue without the choices. Don't misunderstand, this is a wonderful restaurant and I would certainly recommend it when you have the option to choose.
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    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exquisite dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    care is taken to have this meal be among the finest of dining experiences. The items were artistically prepared and delectable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every dollar...
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    I celebrated my birthday with my son at Le Bec Fin on 5/8/13. The atmosphere is quietly elegant but not stuffy and waiters are superb: attentive, professional and friendly. We chose the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings and, despite the steep price tag, the experience was worth it for us. The marvelous fare inspired us to discuss food and wine throughout the dinner. The shrimp, monkfish and filet mignon were memorable. The foie gras was so rich and creamy that I thought I was eating butter, but I am sure many will appreciate it more. The pace of the meal and the traditionally sized portions enabled me to enjoy all eight courses. The free valet parking across the street offered by the restaurant is a great convenience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Truly Great Fine Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Exceeded all our expectations and we can be very select when it comes to fine dining.. The meals were absolutely delicious. One of our grup is Vegan and they were wonderful in tailoring their menu to meet her needs. The service perfect. We highly recommend it for a special dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-notch, but very expensive.
    Fred
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Top-notch, but very expensive. Saturday nights menu was either regular tasting menu or vegetarian menu--both $150 per person. Paired wines selected by the sommelier for six of the eight courses were available at $115 per person. The menu was very inventive, original and delicious too with detailed food features not normally offered at a restaurant. The setting is beautiful and elegant under large French chandeliers. Downtown Philadelphia was a two hour drive from Longwood Gardens and parking was over $20 for evening. As I recall hearing, The French Laundry in Napa is $170 per person, so this one is right up there in the same realm.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 1st Anniversary Celebration
    landy
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Le Bec Fin didn't disappoint Friday night when my fiance and I went out to celebrate our 1st anniversary and our recent engagement. I gave her the ring earlier that day, and I surprised her with a night out which included Le Bec Fin. Everything was great from the service to the food.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Bec Fin
    Foodman32
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    A culinary masterpiece. Not light on the wallet, but a once in a lifetime (okay, twice) special treat.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was visiting Philadelphia
    2Drums1Cymbal
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    I was visiting Philadelphia to see an old friend after finishing my spring semester of college. Family strongly recommended the restaurant as a nice way to treat that old family friend. Neither of knew what to expect from Le Bec Fin, but we were amazed at how great the food was, how friendly the servers were and just the general atmosphere of the restaurant. It was really an amazing experience that perfectly ended my trip to Philadelphia.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our third visit to Le Bec
    philabirds
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Our third visit to Le Bec Fin. Food & Service still outstanding. Some changes; missed the cheese cart even though the cheese course was very good. Not sure why the menu was on I -Pads, saving paper? It just doesn't fit in that fabulous dining room. Beverages: my husband enjoyed his martini and wine. I do not drink alcohol and would have appreciated an offer of a non- alcoholic beverage. I ordered an iced tea and got a plain iced tea. In a place that does everything over the top, a nice infused fruit iced tea would have been appreciated. They really do emphasize the wine pairings etc. and I also was not asked if I wanted a refill as my husband was asked if he wanted another drink several times.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We went for our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We went for our anniversary and it was a great experience, although I probably would not return for a while and only for a special occasion. It was an 8 course chef tasting menu, which all in all took about 3 hours to complete. It was wonderful to have a nice meal with my husband like that but realistically it is not something we would have time for often. The food was superior although there were a few things that I personally didn't care for. Picky eaters stay away because there are no menu choices and it is definitely for a refined palette (caviar, escargot and foie gras were all part of the meal). The restaurant is a beautiful site and although it was private and quiet, it is still the same uber formal and rather stuffy Le Bec Fin.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great anniversary dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Great anniversary dinner. The food was amazinf and so was the service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Worth every penny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Though there is an a la carte menu, on Saturdays the only option is the eight course tasting menu, which my wife and I got along with the wine pairing. The food ranged between excellent and outstanding with standouts being the escargot, banana cake, and loup de mer (sea bass). The wine pairings were one good choice after another with one exception, which our waiter in consultation with the sommelier promptly replaced with something more to my wife's liking. The quality of the service was also outstanding. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and will answer *any* question you have about the menu, no matter how basic. I was expecting "stuffy" and didn't get it. We're looking forward to going during the week to try the a la carte menu
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A real disappointment! Very
    penny
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    A real disappointment! Very average food and typical service at inflated prices. Went originally when they first opened-has gone way down hill.
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  • The four of us really enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The four of us really enjoyed our time at Le Bec Fin on Saturday lunch. We had been there separately but the first time together. The waitstaff was professional yet personable. The food was, as usual, superb. There was no hurry although there were not many diners on Saturday. The dining fit well into our plans to visit the Barnes Foundation new art gallery on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Thank you.
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    notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful
    Anonymous
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Delicious food, thoughtful service, beautiful setting. Le Bec Fin is a very special place.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We had six of us for a birthday
    Stan
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    We had six of us for a birthday celebration. It was a perfect evening from the moment we walked in. We did the 8 course dinner and sommelier Philippe picked outstanding wines to complement the meal. The lobster dish and the wagyu beef dish were tops, but all courses were beautifully presented and yummy! The wait staff was wonderful.....and the pastry chef, Abby, stopped at the table to introduce a dessert, and then presented an amazingly beautiful and delicious dark chocolate birthday cake. We have enjoyed our dinners there and in the downstairs bistro...and always pleased. But this dinner topped them all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • well worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    My husband and I have been to Le Bec Fin before and swore that we would come back again in the future. It is pricey but well worth it. I opted to do the wine pairing and it was excellent! I got to taste french wines that I would have never had the opportunity to have. Service was impeccable!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Excellent food, wonderful wine (and sommelier), superb service in a beautiful dining room.
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  • It was a deception! Really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    It was a deception! Really a disappointment!!! I expected much better food and nicest ambiance that the one I got!
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  • We usually dine in the main
    Stan
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    We usually dine in the main floor dining room but last evening we decided to try the new menu in Le Bar, downstairs. Love the ambiance, the bartendar (Bradford) is great and the menu selections had items to please every taste. Our selections were beautifully presented and delicious. Philippe, the head sommelier stopped downstairs to help us with our wine selection and it was excellent. A very enjoyable evening, and our guests, who had not dined at Le Bec Fin before, were very impressed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Bec Fin is back .Not for long.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Despite a trade show in Phila.which attracted 20,000 visitors, there were only 12 customers at Bec Fin. They use electronic menu and wine list. Big mistake- my wife's menu was different from mine. It is an expensive place and customers would generally be older in order to afford the fare.And like me they prefer printed menus and wine lists. The door to the kitchen was left open and showed ugly fluorescent lights. The sommelier (a frenchman)was very professional but the young waiters need more training. The kitchen staff does a superb job, but if they don't change to a competent manager, they will not be around very long. Last time I ate at Bec Fin was some 30 years ago and those were the glory days of the restaurant. It is always s
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  • We had a wonderful evening.
    Tommy
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We had a wonderful evening. The food was incredible! The service was impeccable.
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  • Expensive Disappointment.
    OpenTable Diner
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    There were only two options on the menu - either the regular 8 course price fix or the vegetarian price fix. Each was $150. Each of the eight courses (except for the cheese course) had two options. The cost was not the issue, but who wants 8 courses, or at least wants to be forced into it? And it took 3.5 hours to eat. If you don't read French, you are out of luck. The waiter did not attempt to explain any of the coureses, and there were no translations. The crazy thing is that they use ipads for the menus instead of paper menus. What is the point? Basically, this is just a lit menu - no links to photos of the food or translation. What an expensive disappointment..... To top it off, one glass of champagne was $35 and the bread was har
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